Dr. Kristina Zakurdaeva

Dr. Kristina Zakurdaeva

Founder and Chair of the Board at Foundation for Cancer Research Support, Russia

Biography

Kristina Zakurdaeva, M.D., Ph.D., has been involved in biotech startups as a Chief Medical Officer and a Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that Kristina worked as a Scientific Advisor for Oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb and later headed oncology and immunology R&D projects in the Biomed Cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation where she successfully launched the Cancer Center of Excellence. In 2017, Kristina set up the Foundation for Cancer Research Support aimed to back research that will have a significant impact in oncology where she currently serves as a Chair of the Board of Directors. Kristina holds a degree in internal medicine and hematology, as well as Ph.D. in genetics of acute leukemia. She has both strong clinical and scientific background, as well as excellent business experience. Kristina has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a scientific discovery. She continues her research activities in oncology.